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I was curious what other firms have set as their utilization goals for their different positions? Currently, everyone from staff to senior manager has a set goal of 90%.

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77% for senior at PwC, Core Tax

Second SA1, only 77%

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90% for staff at Deloitte Advisory

Is this for advisory?

95% for consulting staff

75% for deals senior

I mean - don’t the assumed hours matter as much as the %?

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